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Press Releases: April 2008

Nursing Conference in May
The central aim will be to enhance participants' professional expertise, but FirstCaribbean Bank will also present a new award for nursing excellence. 30th April 2008, 5:32pm
Throne Speech 2008
"We must do more to protect our natural heritage, our mangroves, forests, plants and wildlife, while also as far as possible taking care over property rights which are so valued by many Caymanians. Sometimes that will require difficult decisions and imaginative solutions." 30th April 2008, 5:19pm
LA Opening
The Legislative Assembly opened today (Wednesday, 30 April) for the 2008/2009 session. 30th April 2008, 4:44pm
Conch and Whelk Season Ends
The 2008 season for harvesting conch and whelk comes to a close. 30th April 2008, 12:45pm
Criminal Records Office Moving
Negotiations are on-going as the unit searchs for a new home. 30th April 2008, 12:39pm
Beauty with a purpose
Miss Cayman helps keep Cayman's water pristine. 30th April 2008, 12:26pm
Bill for the House
Proposed amendments to be gazetted. 29th April 2008, 3:25pm
Better Patient Care with Donation
A private-sector donation to the Health Services Authority's accident and emergency unit means better care for critical patients. 29th April 2008, 3:08pm
Getting Value for Money
Lyndhurst Road building to hold several offices. 29th April 2008, 11:07am
Joint Operation Stood Down
Following a RCIPS, HM Customs, and US Coast Guard search of a vessel travelling from Columbia. 29th April 2008, 9:18am
Taking Children to Work
As a part of Honouring Women's Month, many parents introduced their work life to their children. 25th April 2008, 5:47pm
Cabinet Conference Re-broadcast
Second radio airing tonight and re-showing on TV Saturday. 25th April 2008, 4:24pm
A Month for Children
Cayman invited to see life Through the Eyes of Our Children. 25th April 2008, 11:14am
Seeds of Hope
West Bay dads bond with children and nature. 25th April 2008, 11:03am
National Pride
Young students exercise their patriotic duty. 25th April 2008, 10:55am
Dismantling the Tower
GIS Spotlight covers a historic deconstruction and an environmental award. Also hear how we'll benefit from a trade show that allows international merchants to experience Cayman's tourism products first hand. 25th April 2008, 10:42am
Fun Events for Children
The Week of the Young Child ended with an open air movie and a Family Fun Day. 24th April 2008, 10:53am
RCIPS Earth Day Cleanup
Residents are invited to assist in the Birch Tree Hill and North West Point areas from 7:00 a.m. 23rd April 2008, 3:51pm
Plane Lands Safely
A plane en route to Grand Cayman from the Brac made an emergency landing. 23rd April 2008, 3:39pm
Special Night for Teachers
Early childhood workers socialize, rounding off the Week of the Young Child. 23rd April 2008, 3:33pm
Regulations to be Amended
Accounting study programmes widened at Council's discretion. 23rd April 2008, 11:40am
Early School Registration
Registration for government schools, year 2008-9 begins. 23rd April 2008, 11:34am
PAHO, Minister Plans Ahead
PAHO/WHO representative and Minister of Health plan future cooperation. 23rd April 2008, 11:30am
Working to Reduce HIV/AIDS
Professionals present Cayman's contribution to the Caribbean-wide fight against HIV/AIDS. 23rd April 2008, 11:19am
Toddlers Receive Special Visitors
In celebration of "Week of the Young Child", Mrs Mariko Jack visits children and staff at George Town pre-schools. 23rd April 2008, 11:10am
Changes to FS Legislation
Updates proposed to Banks and Trust Companies, Mutual Fund Laws. 22nd April 2008, 3:16pm
New Serjeant Appointed
Mr Shane Bothwell is the LA's new Serjeant-at-Arms. 22nd April 2008, 3:03pm
Procurement Procedures Taught
System for government procurement explained to public workers. 22nd April 2008, 2:55pm
Earth Day 2008
Historically, the environment has been Cayman's lifeblood and today, it continues to sustain our social and economic existence, says Minister of Environment the Hon. Charles Clifford, JP. 22nd April 2008, 2:44pm
Police Tackle Firearms Issues
We are not out to take people's guns away. But we have to ensure they are kept safely, says Superintendent Marlon Bodden. 21st April 2008, 4:34pm
Nominations Sought
The deadline for submitting nominations for Queen's New Year Honours 2009 is 5 May. 21st April 2008, 4:10pm
New Security Law Coming
A newly formed RCIPS unit will implement requirements 21st April 2008, 3:55pm
Consistent Signatures Needed
Notaries Public are reminded to keep signatures consistent to avoid delays. 18th April 2008, 3:51pm
Everyone's a Poet!
"Express it in words"-the Poetry Month message. 18th April 2008, 3:30pm
Training Battles Recidivism
Prison and probation officers train to provide reformative justice. 18th April 2008, 3:21pm
Drivers Take Care
Over 1,700 volunteers will assist with road side and community litter collection on Saturday, 19 April. 18th April 2008, 3:11pm
Re-airing of Briefing
Second radio airing tonight and re-showing on TV Saturday. 18th April 2008, 10:55am
Spotlight on the Reef
Watch diving for science, toddler activists and freedom of information info on GIS Spotlight. 18th April 2008, 10:47am
Cell Phone Scam
If you receive a call that you are suspicious of, please make a note of the number and report it to your local police station immediately. 18th April 2008, 10:24am
Protecting Our Plant Heritage
Road works halt while environmentalists remove endangered plants. The NRA is totally committed to this environmental protection project, says NRA Deputy Managing Director Paul Parchment. 18th April 2008, 9:14am
Brac celebrates WOYC
Sister Islands join in Week of Young Child festivities. 17th April 2008, 3:06pm
Toddlers at Glass House
Pre-schoolers call on Ministers during Week of the Young Child. 17th April 2008, 3:00pm
Thursday Press Briefing
The LoGB addresses press responsibility, constitution modernisation, civil unions, NALC and the George Town ironwood forest. 17th April 2008, 2:01pm
Special Constables Needed
Anyone volunteering can expect to be involved in many different aspects of policing, says Chief Inspector Patrick Beersingh. 17th April 2008, 10:40am
Briefly in Cayman
Justice Paulette Williams from Jamaica, who will briefly preside in the Grand Court, was sworn in this week. 17th April 2008, 9:58am
More Migrants Leave
Migrants who briefly stopped off in the Brac have departed. 17th April 2008, 9:50am
WOYC PJ Party
For Week of the Young Child, parents accompanied pajama-clad children to the Books and Books courtyard for bedtime stories and dreamtime staples -- cookies and milk. 16th April 2008, 11:51am
Get Active at Government House
Need sports? Come visit the Governor this Saturday and find yourself a sport to love. 16th April 2008, 10:51am
MRCU Hangar Contract
CTC awards a $315,000 contract to APEC Ltd for consultancy services. 16th April 2008, 10:42am
Hazmat Training
Department of Environmental Health staffers trained in emergency equipment use. 15th April 2008, 3:36pm
New DEH Staff
Messrs Kevin Brown and Michael Anderson recently joined the DEH team. 15th April 2008, 3:31pm
Drivers Slowing Down
I want to thank the public for their support and general compliance with the 15mph zones says Area Commander, Chief Inspector Richard Barrow. 15th April 2008, 3:24pm
Water Crafts Safe
Eighty-six spot checks report responsible actions on the water. 15th April 2008, 3:16pm
NALC Draft Report Review Begins
The National Assessment Committee gets the first look, followed by a week of presentations to the public, government and politicians. Contributions from this consultative process will go into the Final Report. 15th April 2008, 1:50pm
Toddlers at Glass House
As part of the week of the Young Child, the Minister responsible for early childhood education will be called from his office by a group of pre-schoolers wanting to hear a story. 11th April 2008, 5:09pm
Beauty and Brains Visit JGHS
Miss Jamaica World has a bachelor's degree in fine arts and dance, and a master's degree in recreation and leisure management studies. She and Miss Cayman encouraged students to set, and work toward achieveing, goals. 11th April 2008, 4:57pm
Looking Ahead with GIS Spotlight
A growth plan, online disaster help, library expansion and Caymanian tourism apprentices will all affect the Islands' future. 11th April 2008, 10:54am
Update on NALC Report
The Draft Report of the National Assessment of Living Conditions was received on 9 April 2008; there will be a press briefing on 15 April. 11th April 2008, 10:42am
Food for DCFS
Curves donated 2,000 pounds of non-perishable foods for Children & Family Services to distribute. 11th April 2008, 10:33am
No Asbestos
The contractors demolishing the Tower Building are taking all precautions. 11th April 2008, 10:25am
Miss Jamaica World Visits
Lots for her to do: modeling at the Cayfest Fashion Show, visiting with John Gray High School students, touring Grand Cayman, attending a blue iguana fundraiser. 10th April 2008, 3:44pm
Books and Stories for WYC
Children can wear pajamas and take favourite pillows along to the Week of the Young Child Pajama Storytime Party at Books and Books. 10th April 2008, 3:33pm
LoGB on Constitutional Modernisation
What we need to do,...is to focus our energies and our thoughts on the contents of the bill of rights, on Caymanising it, on making it our own....We need to bring rights home, give them a Cayman context. 10th April 2008, 3:20pm
Pensions Perform Well
Government pension funds earned a one-year rate of return of 16.7%, the Financial Secretary told the Legislative Assembly. 10th April 2008, 2:30pm
More Migrants Come
A group of 13 Cubans arrived yesterday. 10th April 2008, 2:21pm
An Exciting Week of the Young Child
A ten-year anniversary celebration with a church service, a reception hosted by the Governor, a national book-collection drive, Open Days at pre-schools, a free movie night, and a free Family Breakfast. 9th April 2008, 4:59pm
Migrants Move On
Seventeen Cuban migrants left Cayman Brac yesterday after a weekend stop.  9th April 2008, 4:43pm
HE and Mrs Jack Host HWM Reception
A Honouring Women Month 10th Anniversary Government House reception thanks supporters and names poetry and photography contest winners. 8th April 2008, 1:55pm
Earth Day and Used Oil
April 22 is our time to 'Advocate healthy oceans, and protect Cayman's marine life." 7th April 2008, 5:00pm
World Health Day 2008
"...the effects of climate change can lead to devastating consequences...through possible increases in the presence of vectors of tropical diseases, such as malaria and dengue, and heightened prevalence of respiratory illnesses." 7th April 2008, 10:43am
Earth Day Bottle Drive On
Miss Cayman continues her pro-nature efforts by operating the bottle-crushing system two afternoons a week at the National Trust. 4th April 2008, 3:43pm
Empowering Cayman's Women
An Honouring Women Month Women's Resource Centre Empowerment Seminar discussed the challenges associated with women's empowerment. 4th April 2008, 11:59am
Construction Zones, Cayfest, Quiz!
Streetskill tips, what not to miss and a history test -- all on the latest GIS Spotlight. 4th April 2008, 11:46am
Training for Food Handlers
Persons needing certification should register for one of the DEH's courses. 4th April 2008, 11:20am
George Hicks Campus Closed
On Friday, 4 April 2008 all four schools on the campus will be closed due to electrical problems. 3rd April 2008, 6:11pm
Climate Change and Health
Controlling infectious diseases and ensuring safe water are both concerns for this year's World Health Day. 3rd April 2008, 6:04pm
Roadside Litter
Littering is illegal and offenders can be prosecuted. 3rd April 2008, 5:53pm
Streetskill and Road Work
An extra degree of safety is needed for both motorists and workers in roadway construction zones. 3rd April 2008, 5:43pm
CIG and CUC Sign Licenses
"...for the further benefit of consumers,...we will control rate increases; maintain reliability; introduce competition in generation; require performance standards; strongly encourage renewables; ensure proper regulatory oversight; enhance environmental protection; and encourage efficiency." 3rd April 2008, 11:32am
DCS Announces Charges
Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Bridger announced that Mr Lyndon Martin was charged with burglary, doing an act tending and intending to pervert the administration of public justice, five counts of falsely accusing another of a crime, and five counts of making a false report of the commission of an offence. 2nd April 2008, 2:24pm
Sr Investigating Officer's Statement
Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Bridger on charging Mr Lyndon Martin with burglary and other offences. 2nd April 2008, 2:15pm
Post-Ivan Funds Agreement II
The funds from the European Commission are for the Islands' housing sector, which was devastated by Hurricane Ivan. 1st April 2008, 2:03pm
Brac Food Handlers' Course
DEH officials will host a food handlers' course on 16 April at Biggies Restaurant. 1st April 2008, 1:56pm